A Look at Spectacles Through The Years (1963 video) | British Pathé

In this footage of 1963, it examines the use of spectacles or glasses throughout history. It share earlier designs in the British Optical Association museum from the 14th century to the 18th century. One example it shows a woman in the Victorian era then transitions to a modern woman reading a magazine with her butterfly spectacles.


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